Knowing when you created an account is fun information to know, and in some instances can even be used as geeky bragging rights. Do you have any accounts that are over 10 years old?

Yahoo!

Step 1.

Go to pulse.yahoo.com

Step 2.

If not signed in, click “Sign In” at top of screen.

Step 3.

Click “Profile” on left.

Step 4.

Look for “Member since:”, and that will be your account creation date.

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Hotmail

Step 1.

Go to login.live.com and login to your Hotmail account.

Step 2.

There is no step two, you’re done. The first screen you should see should contain the date you signed up.

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Twitter

Step 1.

Go to howlongontwitter.com

Step 2.

Enter your Twitter username and click “Tell Me”.

The next screen will display the signup date.

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AOL

Step 1.

Go to myaccount.aol.com and sign in.

Step 2.

On the next screen under “Service Options”, click “Manage My AOL Account”.

Step 3.

You’re done. The next screen displays your registration date.

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(Yes, this will work on all AOL/AIM accounts, including free ones.)

Other accounts?

Since I know people are going to ask, here’s a few tidbits of info about other services concerning creation dates.

Google Account / Gmail

Not possible to get the registration date without a subpoena, and no I’m not kidding. Otherwise the only thing that will tell you the signup date is the first email Google ever sent you on signup, which of course most people delete. Don’t bother making a support request for this info either because it will get you nowhere.

If you were smart enough to actually save the welcome wagon email on original signup, it looks something like the screen shot below; the date of the mail is the account creation date assuming you didn’t sign up for Gmail outright without a backup address originally.

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I know what you’re thinking. “Verification code? Geez, should I have saved that?” Yeah, you should have.

Facebook

There is no known way to get the creation date of a Facebook account other than scrolling all the way to the bottom of your “wall” and looking for the first post, “[your name] joined Facebook”.